CBD oil drops are an easy way to quickly experience the benefits of CBD. Their fast absorption makes CBD tinctures excellent for nurturing focus, relaxation, or post-workout recovery. Their ease of use also makes CBD tinctures fantastic for daily wellness support.
Once you find your ideal serving, the sky's the limit for your unique needs. Let's discuss some considerations when deciding how many CBD drops to take.
What to Consider Before Using CBD Tinctures
Our bodies and needs are all unique. So, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to CBD. You might even need different amounts of CBD drops, depending on the situation.
We all metabolize CBD differently, which can make it challenging to choose the correct serving at first. But don’t worry. Examining a few factors will help you find the most beneficial serving of CBD for your unique needs.
With that said, you should take into consideration:
- Your weight and body type
- What you ate before using CBD
- Genetics and metabolism
- Tolerance or sensitivity to CBD
- Your intended use
- CBD potency
Some of these factors, such as genetics, are beyond your control. Others, like diet, can be tweaked to optimize your CBD experience.
For instance, you might not want to use CBD right after a meal because your body will be busy digesting the food. However, eating something with healthy fats, like an avocado, might boost absorption and expedite the experience.
Additionally, the type and potency of hemp extract also impacts its effects.
Full spectrum CBD tinctures contain a variety of phytocannabinoids that boost CBD effects, including up to 0.3% THC. Broad spectrum CBD drops provide the same benefits with 0.0% THC.
How to Figure Out the Right Amount of CBD
The first step to choosing the right serving size is determining how much CBD is in each dropperful of tincture. You can discover this information on the label of your CBD tincture. However, the answer might not always be straightforward.
Not every brand clearly labels the amount of CBD per serving. However, they must disclose the total amount of CBD in the bottle. So, you can solve a quick math equation to help determine the amount per serving:
Total CBD mg in Bottle ÷ Total ml in Bottle = CBD in Dropper
We use this formula to divulge CBD servings on Joy Organics' Organic CBD Tinctures labels.
For instance, a 2,250mg bottle of Joy Organics' Tropical Sunrise Organic CBD Tinctures (Full Spectrum) contains 75mg of CBD per serving:
2,250 ÷ 30 ml = 75mg CBD per serving
A dropperful doesn't denote a drop. One drop is approximately 0.5 ml. Standard droppers hold about 20 drops.
75mg per dropper ÷ 20 drops = 3.75mg CBD per drop
How Many CBD Drops Are Right for Me?
If you are new to CBD, it's best to start off with one drop of a lower potency tincture. A 15mg CBD tincture is the perfect introduction to CBD.
Place a drop on your tongue and notice how you feel. If you don't feel any effects after 20 minutes, consider another drop. Keep increasing steadily every 10-15 minutes until you notice the desired benefits.
Take note of how many drops you used. Start with that serving the next time and see how your body reacts. You can experiment with a range of drops to best meet your unique scenario. For instance, stress-related situations might require more CBD drops than other daily situations.
How Many CBD Drops Should I Take for Stress?
Stress is in the mind of the beholder. Choosing the right CBD serving to help manage stress will be a personal decision. Thankfully, CBD tincture is absorbed quickly so that you can monitor your support in real-time.
Start off with a couple of drops and monitor your stress response. Speed the process up by incorporating stress management techniques, such as deep-breathing exercises, meditation, and physical activity like yoga or walking.
How Many CBD Drops Should I Take for Focus?
Study sessions and work presentations are far more manageable with the assistance of CBD tinctures. You will not experience a high by using CBD tincture. However, you may feel a sense of calm that allows you to communicate or concentrate more efficiently.
It's always best to establish your ideal serving ahead of time and to use that amount about 30 minutes prior to crunch time. Assess how you feel before the big moment and tailor your drops accordingly for optimal focus.
How Many CBD Drops Should I Take for Workout Recovery?
CBD tinctures are an excellent way to aid with post-workout recovery. Try taking a couple of drops before exercising. They can provide mental support while pushing through a workout.
Support post-workout recovery by taking a couple of drops during your cooldown session.
How Many CBD Drops Should I Take for Skincare?
CBD tinctures are rich in healthy fats that nourish skin cells to promote a radiant glow. Using CBD drops daily can promote healthy-looking skin.
CBD tinctures are versatile. They can be applied directly to the skin. You can also integrate CBD drops into your DIY skincare lotions, shampoos, and facial masks.
What If I Take Too Much CBD?
There are no known records of a person overdosing from cannabis products, especially CBD drops.
Even full spectrum CBD tinctures have 0.3% THC or less. This negligible amount is not enough to warrant an adverse reaction.
If you take too much CBD, you might feel a bit tired. For those who can take a nap, sleep tight! You'll wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world.
Otherwise, have a healthy meal, drink plenty of fluids, or exercise. Promoting metabolic health can help improve the CBD experience.
Warning: Consult your healthcare provider if you are nursing pregnant or taking medications. If adverse reactions do occur, discontinue use and consult with your physician.
Hannah Smith is Joy Organics Director of Communications. She is driven by her passion for providing clear and accessible wellness and CBD education. In 2015, she received her BA in Media, Culture and the Arts from The King’s College in New York City and before Joy Organics, worked as writer and photographer in the Middle East and North Africa. Her work has been featured on Forbes, Vice, Vox, Denver Post, and the Coloradoan.